Miami, a.k.a Magic City, is home to the glamorous South Beach. Famous for its colorful art deco buildings, white sand, luxurious hotels and trendsetting nightclubs. Many popular TV shows and movies are set here from CSI Miami to the Birdcage with Robin Williams. So pack a bag and don’t forget your dancing shoes!
#1 the MUST see…to really get a taste of the Cuban influences in Miami head to Little Havana a.k.a Calle Ocho (SW 8th Street). Here you can take in all the flavors, culture, and vibrant Cuban culture without having to actually go to Cuba itself.
#2 the MUST eat…If you are in the Magic City of Miami why not dine where Frank Sinatra and many other celebrities have? The Forge is a steakhouse that offers one of the best wine collections in Miami with over 300,000 bottles to include an 1822 Château Lafite Rothschild. Be prepared to break the bank for that bottle at over 160,000 USD. http://theforge.com/
#3 the MUST shop…Hop in a cab and say two words – ‘The Road’. Lincoln Road mall to be exact. Dubbed the 5th Avenue of the South you can stroll to see galleries, boutiques, high end retail stop by Babalu Miami for souvenirs. http://lincolnroadmall.com/
#4 the MUST stay…If budget is of no concern the Metropolitan Miami Beach is the spot. Yet for the budget conscious I recommend the Whitelaw Boutique Hotel as its just steps away from Miami Beach and walking distance to all hot spots. http://www.comohotels.com/metropolitanmiamibeach/ or http://www.whitelawhotel.com/
#5 the MUST do off the beaten path…Key Biscayne is definitely off the beaten pathways of South Beach. If you prefer something a bit more tranquil and serene, this is the place to head to. With two beaches, bicycle pathways, and fantastic views of Miami, there is definitely something here for everybody. http://keybiscayne.fl.gov/
For more information check out http://www.miamibeachfl.gov/visitors/